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Vote on Belmont Mill fuels broader review of historic proper…

Vote on Belmont Mill fuels broader review of historic properties

A bicyclist passes the historic Belmont Mill, where medical and senior services are located. A town committee will take up the charge of studying the building's potential as town offices. (David Carkhuff/Laconia Daily Sun)   By DAVID CARKHUFF, LACONIA DAILY SUN BELMONT — Voters opposed the demolition of the historic Belmont Mill building on March 16, but the fate of the four-story landmark remains unclear A new committee aims to sharpen that picture, and some are advocating a broader... Read more

Letters

Jim Hightower - Real news

A decade ago, some barons of the media establishment designated themselves America's official arbiters of political truth. One of their tools is PolitiFact, a project of the Tampa Bay Times and several other major newspapers, which issues an award for the year's most outrageous falsehood. Last year's election was infested with so much disinformation and dishonesty, however, that PolitiFact's 2016 Lie of the Year was not a single prevarication, but that cluster bomb of whoppers... Read more

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Announcements

Woman sentenced in case of Wolfeboro man’s drug-related deat…

CONCORD — Tanya McCormack, 27, of Effingham pleaded guilty March 16 in Carroll County Superior Court to selling fentanyl that caused the death of Cole McMahon, 22, of Wolfeboro, said New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster and Wolfeboro Police Chief Dean Rondeau.McCormack was sentenced to 11 to 22 years in the New Hampshire State Prison with three years suspended off of the minimum and maximum portion of the sentence for selling the controlled drug... Read more

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Obituaries

Augustus 'Gus' Poisson, 57

BRISTOL — Augustus "Gus" Poisson, 57, of Bristol, passed away March 23, 2017, at Concord Hospital. Born May 28, 1959, he was the son of Glennice Poisson and the late Walter Poisson Sr. Gus graduated from Laconia High School in 1977 and joined the Marine Corps. During his service, he traveled overseas and around the country. He later worked maintenance at Freudenberg-NOK for over 20 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. In... Read more

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Calendar of Events

3-26-17 Calendar

Theater "Stuart Little," Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith, 2 p.m. Presented by the Winnipesaukee Playhouse Education Department. For details call 603-279-0333 or go to www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org. Interlakes Children's Theatre Auditions for Summer Shows at Inter-Lakes High School Auditorium, Meredith, noon to 6 p.m.​, in Meredith. For details call 603-707-6035.         Music Violin and Piano Duo in Concert, Taylor Community (Woodside Building), 435 Union Ave., Laconia, 3 to 4 p.m. For details email bkean@taylorcommunity.org.       Special Community Taste of the Lakes Region, Church Landing... Read more

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Columns

Pat Buchanan - A Russian fairy tale?

The big losers of the Russian hacking scandal may yet be those who invested all their capital in a script that turned out to based on a fairy tale. In Monday's Intelligence Committee hearings, James Comey did confirm that his FBI has found nothing to support President Trump's tweet that President Obama ordered him wiretapped. Not unexpected, but undeniably an embarrassment for the tweeter-in-chief. Yet longer-term damage may have been done to the left. For Monday's hearing... Read more

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